COLUMBUS —Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley) offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.
“We should no longer force our military families to choose between splitting up or losing a large portion of the family income,” LaRose said. “Our state is home to a number of key military installations. The changes made by Senate Bill 8 are part of an ongoing effort to make Ohio a more military-friendly state. This is not just simply the right thing to do but will also help keep those key installations in Ohio.”
Senator LaRose also noted that the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans organizations support the changes made by Senate Bill 8. More information about Senate Bill 8 can be found here.
Like most honest couples, my wife and I would readily admit that we don’t agree on everything. But we agree on enough, and think enough of each other, that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber last week appointed State Senator Frank LaRose to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State and Local Government.
During the Opening Ceremonies, State Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) was sworn in for his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 27th District in the state legislature’s upper chamber. Following months of hard work on the campaign trail, Senator LaRose won reelection to the seat in the November 4, 2014 General Election.
State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, January 10, 2015. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.